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Topline findings to be released from a new study on the impact of DEI barriers to pet ownership at summit While more than 70% of US households have pets, and the overwhelming majority of pet owners see them as family members, an estimated 88 million animals receive minimum to no veterinary care, according to the Veterinary Industry Council (VIC). Finding...
Therapeutic laser systems are an excellent tool for any veterinary clinic, for treating various pain conditions, reducing inflammation, and for deep tissue healing. However, there are many lasers on the market, possessing both pros and cons, and understanding the differences between them can be challenging. Two of the laser systems most prominently utilized by healthcare practitioners are what are...
One in five dogs across all ages — including young ones — develop osteoarthritis. When identifying at-risk individuals, it is important to consider ways to help protect their joints, and find joint support formulations that best suit each patient’s needs. Dogs are living longer (and better) than ever. But longer lives bring consequences, including wear and tear on joints. The...
While vaccines are needed to protect against infectious disease, they are not innocuous products and can cause adverse reactions and contribute to other diseases. When it comes to vaccinating puppies and kittens, the timing and benefits/risks need to be carefully assessed. A year ago, I wrote an article on vaccination protocols for pets in midlife (“Vaccination in Adult Dogs and...
Time is of the essence in prescribing the right drug for lymphoma and leukemia. Artificial Intelligence can help. Get straight to business by opting for drugs that work. The prognosis for leukemia and lymphoma in dogs and cats is traditionally quite low. Because these cancers are invasive by nature, they should be confronted at an early stage to increase remission rates.  Veterinarians...
NutriSource pet food brands – NutriSource, PureVita, Element Series and Choice — are dedicated to the long-term health of dogs and cats. That very commitment is what drives their promise of quality and safety in every bag. “When formulating our NutriSource products we carefully consider every ingredient,” says Adam Martodam, Marketing Director at NutriSource Pet Foods. “We’re particular about our...
The veterinary community has witnessed a subtle cultural shift, as more people consider their pets cherished family members rather than personal property. The veterinarian is seen as another “family doctor.” The best way to attract new clients is to provide extraordinary service from the very first pediatric appointment. Success in business depends largely on an effective marketing strategy. Although the...
Providing your clients with useful information regarding diabetes management can improve the quality of life of their dogs and cats. Maintaining the health of your clients’ dogs and cats is not only a professional obligation but also a source of joy and satisfaction. Ensuring that those four-legged beings enjoy the best quality of life and remain happy and playful is...
The science behind species-specific probiotics. Probiotics for dogs are intended to help maintain digestive health and hasten recovery from diarrhea and other illnesses (including antibiotic-associated diarrhea). However, commercially available formulations for dogs generally use probiotics of human origin. Since probiotic bacteria can evolve host-specific traits, and because the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and canines have unique anatomical, physiological and biochemical differences,...
When treating young animals, essential oils can be a safe and effective alternative to medications used in everyday practice for older animals.   Many medications used in everyday practice are often designed for older animals, making dosing difficult in younger animals, and increasing the risk of stronger side effects. This is why alternative treatment options, such as essential oils, are so...